Cub Communicator Activity Badge

Communicator Activity Badge

To gain this badge, Cub Scouts must complete the following:

  1. Show how to use a public telephone.

  2. Describe how to make an emergency call, and what you would need to tell the emergency operator.

  3. Receive directions or instructions to do something. Check with the information provider that you have understood and then followed the directions or instructions.

  4. Arrange for someone that you know to give you a call. Take down the message, making sure that you have all the relevant details.

  5. Find out about and show you can use at least three of the following: fax (facsimile) machine, answering machine, mobile phone, email, text messages, pager or voice mail.

  6. Complete any three of the following activities:

    1. Make a verbal, taped or a newsletter report of a local event either past or present.

    2. Make and maintain a link with another Cub Scout Pack using tapes, videos, letters, email etc for an agreed period.

    3. Find out how people with a visual or hearing impairment communicate (eg Braille, Makaton or British Sign Language). Learn a simple phrase in an alternative form of communication

    4. Tell a story about an experience you have shared with your Leaders and other Cub Scouts. Make sure that you communicate clearly and that those listening are following the story.

    5. Hold a simple conversation in another language.

    6. Write and decipher three simple messages using codes, ciphers, invisible ink, or semaphore.

    7. Memorise a short message and re-tell it 15 minutes later.

    8. Pass a message to someone using amateur radio.


How Romans Sent a message during Battles by way of  series of Flags

Also on Hadrians Wall  they used two groups of five flags which allowed them to send messages letter by letter.

The second picture shows a simple form for quick response in which the French adapter during war with French

                                           Field Phone                                                                                 Making Signal Flags so Cubs can learn to send a message

 Each Cub will learn to communicate with hand signs ( Small Word)

Morse Code  & Titanic   Have go on line to this web site

Cubs will have to make emergency call to  Police or NHS  within Pack

When to use 111

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.

If a health professional has given you a specific phone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, continue to use that number.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999. 


Click on this live link to a working Morse Code Translator with Sound

Click on link to download flag signals  ( using Power Point) 

Semaphore Signals.ppt Semaphore Signals.ppt
Size : 246 Kb
Type : ppt

Below is the morse code transmitter 

 Message from the Titanic by Morse Code

Cubs are given a message and 15 mins later have to remember !!!!! like Chinese Whispers

 Cubs will have to use 3 of the following Fax,Mobile Phone, Answering Machine & how to use Emailed




Cotton Buds



Light Bulb

To Send a message using Invisible Ink 

                                         Step 1   Lemon Juice              Step 2  Little water             Step 3  Write Message        Step 4 time to dry         Step 5 Place bulb under paper and read message